Cacie Barras McGrew's mother, Cindy Barras, is speaking out to KATC about the YouTube video Wade Lohse posted explaining why he ran out of a Lafayette courtroom two weeks ago before his trial.
"First of all, he didn't show true remorse and the justice system cannot be wrong on... more »
A woman claiming to have been raped is livid the Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney is reducing the suspect's charges.
Gerald Johnson was accused of raping his step-grandaughter more than twenty-one years ago. He was initially charged with aggravated incest rape and he pleaded to the lesser charge of... more »
A grand jury will meet today to decide if there's enough evidence to indict Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man charged with aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder of Mickey Shunick.
Brandon Lavergne will not make the walk from the Lafayette Parish Jail to the courthouse today. District Attorney Mike Harson... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police have arrested a 21-year-old Baker man for threatening on Twitter to shoot East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore outside the trial of rapper Torence "Lil Boosie" Hatch. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/JZ6GEB ) Dedrick Deandre Green was booked Monday on counts of public... more »
An FBI investigation into the Lafayette District Attorney's Office could be taking shape, as several indicators point to the handling of DWI and OWI cases.
KATC first reported about the FBI executing a search warrant earlier this month. District Attorney Mike Harson confirmed that search took place on February... more »
Former assistant district attorney, Floyd Johnson, is heading to federal prison. He plead guilty to one-count of tax evasion in November, but was sentenced to 18 months in prison today. He'll also have to pay back nearly 180 thousand dollars in restitution fees.
United States Attorney, Stephanie Finley, said... more »
There are new developments in the death of a St. Landry Parish toddler. 25 year old Napoleon Prudhomme was indicted this week for the manslaughter of 2 year old Marla Keys.
The incident happened nearly three months ago, when Prudhomme was watching his girl friend's child. According to reports... more »
(Baton Rouge, LA)-Investigators with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, with the assistance of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested William J. Chaucer, Jr., of Ponchatoula, Louisiana today for creating a Ponzi scheme that has cost at least 200 investors over $11 million dollars. This arrest is the result of a... more »
Iberia Parish District Attorney Phil Haney has been cleared by the state legislative auditor on some allegations. The auditor concluded the sixteenth judicial district was justified in representing the parish on legal matters dating back to 2006 and getting paid for them. The second issue involved parish workers installing culverts... more »
A decision is expected soon in the case involving zydeco musician Rosie Ledet. The Allen Parish district attorney is expected to decide whether charges will be filed within the week. Rosie Ledet could be charged with unlawful disposal of human remains. She's accused of giving birth to what is thought... more »